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Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abscess - Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoidectomy Postop Care
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Biopsies
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance (BAHA) Implants
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Ear Surgery
  • Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Head and Neck
  • Ear Deformity
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/Otoplasty
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hearing Implants
  • Hearing Instruments
  • In Office Procedure
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Reinnervation
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Cordotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology (External and Middle Ear - No Inner Ear)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric ENT (Otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Sleep Studies
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Scar Revisions
  • Single-Sided Deafness
  • Sinus Disease Imaging
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Speech Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Stitches
  • Stitches Removal
  • Surgery
  • Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy Postop Care
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tracheotomy
  • Tracheotomy - Pre/Post Op
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Vocal Wellness Counseling
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 84 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Airway Cancer/Tumor
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Head
  • Benign Tumors of the Neck
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding from the Ear
  • Cancer
  • Cerumen Impaction
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congenital Head and Neck Disease
  • Congenital Head and Neck Masses
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Barotrauma
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear Issues
  • Ear Trauma
  • Ear Tumors
  • Ear Wax Impaction
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Epistaxis
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Foreign Object in Ear
  • Fungal Rhinosinusitis
  • Goiter
  • Goiter Nodule
  • Goiter Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Head Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Laryngopharyngitis
  • Larynx Tumors
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Head and Neck Disease
  • Malignant Tumors of the Head
  • Mastoiditis
  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Minor Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Tumor
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (Children)
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Mass
  • Neck Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Neck Swelling
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nose Deformity
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Parotid Gland Problems
  • Parotid Masses
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric Airway Disorders
  • Pediatric Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Birthmark
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Parathyroid Disorders
  • Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pediatric Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Thyroid Disorders
  • Pediatric Thyroid Masses
  • Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
  • Pendred Syndrome
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Infection
  • Salivary Gland Issues
  • Salivary Gland Stone
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sinonasal Cancer
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinonasal Mucoceles
  • Sinonasal Polyposis
  • Sinonasal Tumors
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Gland Cancer
  • Submandibular Gland Problems
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsil Stone Cryptolysis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsillitis and Obstructive Sleep Disturbance
  • Torticollis
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Usher Syndrome
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Issues
  • Windpipe Injury
View all 160 Specialties +


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About Swathi Appachi, MD

Swathi Appachi, MD, is currently a Staff Member with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and the Head & Neck Institute.

She is trained in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and fellowship-trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University and her Doctor of Medicine degree at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She went on to complete her Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic. She then completed advanced training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Texas Children's Hospital.

Her specialty interests include management of pediatric patients with hearing loss, congenital and malignant head and neck masses, vascular malformations, airway stenosis, complex airway management and reconstruction, salivary gland masses, thyroid masses, speech delay or difficulties, hoarseness, vocal fold disorders, drooling, surgical management of chronic sinus disease, and general pediatric otolaryngology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital
Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Houston, TX USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/22/2023, Dr. Appachi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

37 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 2.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

1 Patient Comment

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Will definitely recommend this doctor.

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